Not sure about the inverters. I have little
experience with those.
As to the scissors jack, you may need to
use an impact driver, as scissor jack
needs a lot of torque.
I wonder if 12 volt DC jacks are made? I've
not seen one. Guess I'm full of non-answers
today? Or maybe not?
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On 4/13/2016 8:51 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:
I have a impact driver with a cigarette lighter port. It works very well
getting the lug nuts off the wheel. But not so much for scissors jack.
I experimentally with it to see how well it works. it works sort of but
not very effectively... too slow.
Well, there goes another good idea out the
window. I wish someone made a 12 volt jack,
with long enough cord to reach the far
corners of the vehicle. It probably can be
made, but out of the price range of most
peoples needs. Why spend a pile of money on
a jack when you can get AAA and have some
one else change the flat tire?
On Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:39:23 AM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
Please define a "pile of money". Is $60 - $80 a pile of money? (might be
to some, not to others) This is just one of many options available.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Some come with cables, some don't. Check the specs before buying a cable.
I don't know if the accessory port can handle the draw, so once again,
check the specs on both the vehicle and the jack. I saw one with the
standard accessory port plug, but the description did not include the
power requirements. I don't know if it will work in a "modern" accessory
port, often rated at just 10 Amps.
On Friday, April 15, 2016 at 12:45:23 PM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
I have no clue what your (top-post) was supposed to mean.
First you said: "I wish someone made a 12 volt jack..." so I pointed out
that they do. Nothing mean intended, just some info for you.
You also said: "Why spend a pile of money on a jack..." so I *asked* if
$60-$80 was what you defined as a "pile of money" in this case. "A pile
of money" has no defined value and it's meaning can vary between individuals
and/or situations, so I am curious as to what you meant by that.
Why the sarcastic response?
On Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1:40:18 PM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
Why have you gone back to non-conventional top-posting after recently
complaining about very-conventional in-line posting?
Why won't you answer my simple question about what you meant by your
"pile of money" response?
Why don't I think I'm going to get a direct answer to any of my questions?
I can't help but wonder "why" a person needs an electric jack? I've only
used my car jack one or two times in the last 30+ years. If I have a flat
on the side of the road, it's bad enough to pull out the jack and the spare
tire. Having to hook up an electrical cable and hope the motor works is one
less hassle I can do without. It's not that hard to hand crank a car jack
for the few times it's needed.
For working in the garage, a standard floor jack is much safer and faster.
Having to string a cable to a lighter and plug it in, seems a lot less
convenient than just cranking a hand crank. Whatever works for you though.
Every 2 to 3 years? Wow, you either buy really cheap tires, or you have
some bad road conditions.
I had one flat several years ago when I drove over a nail without knowing
it. The nail punctured the tire, and a few blocks later it was flat.
I also had a tire blow out on my utility trailer several years ago. They're
not the greatest tires to start with, and they tend to dry out and get
brittle just sitting around unused.
Those are the only two times I can think of that I've needed to use a jack
on the side of the road.
I did have one of those hand crank jacks blow apart here at home. I don't
remember why I was jacking up the car, but when I got the car jacked up the
bearing in the jack blew apart. The bearing went flying across the yard and
the car came crashing to the ground. Scary, but thankfully I wasn't hurt
and there was no damage to the vehicle. I'm a lot more cautious with car
jacks now. :)
On Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:09:07 PM UTC-4, HerHusband wrote:
Back quite a few years ago (70's) my brother kept hearing a tick-tick-tick
as he was driving. When he got home he checked his tires and saw the head of
hex-head bolt embedded in the tread. He swapped on the spare and took the
fully inflated tire over to a local repair shop.
The mechanic grabbed the head of the bolt with a big pair of pliers and
started pulling it out...and out...and out...Holy Crap! he said...and out.
6" later he proudly held up a 3/8" hex head bolt. My brother somehow hit
it at the exact angle required to drive the blunt end of the bolt straight
through the tire, where it seated itself in such a way that the tire
sealed right around it. Six inches! I have no clue how you hit a 6" bolt
while driving and not send it flying in one direction or another.
He kept it in his glove compartment for a few years just to show people.
On Fri, 15 Apr 2016 06:23:33 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
Says right on the jack - maximum current 18 amps. MOST cars fuse the
"accessory port" at 20 amps. so it SHOULD work - I wouldn't use it on
a truck - max load is 2000 lbs so if you only lift one wheel an inch
or two to change tires it could theoretically work on a 7000 lb
vehicle if weight distribution was close (8000 if it was perfect)
On Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1:17:16 PM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Doh! I didn't look at the label.
Are you sure it's "most"? (just asking, not arguing)
I have 4 vehicles. The 3 Honda's are all fused at 15 and the manuals spec the
ports at 10. I'm not sure about the Ford, it's away at school getting a
So, in my world, "most" (if not all) of my vehicles are fused at 15, not 20.
That's why I ask.
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